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Lip Sync Battle

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Celebs let loose, have fun in silly game show.

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 3 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

It shows how competitions can be about being positive and having a good time. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Celebs are competitive but playful. 


Some humorous tough talking.


Occasional flirtatious comments; innuendo (some will go over younger kids heads). A few skimpy outfits.


"Ass," "hell"; curses bleeped. Very occasional rude gestures (flipping the bird).


Lots of popular songs played. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Lip Sync Battle is a fun, friendly celebrity-studded competition in the vein of Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show lip-sync challenges. Although there's some occasional strong "iffy" language ("hell," "ass"; bleeped curses and someone flipping the bird), the overall content is more goofy and playful than edgy. There's some occasional sexual innuendo, including a few revealing outfits that look more funny than sexy, and some tough talking that's more humorous than violent. Older tweens who like this sort of thing should get a huge kick out of seeing celebs get silly in the name of battle.

User Reviews

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Parent Written bylorif5 May 10, 2016

Not for tweens

I'm surprised to see this recommended for age 11. It's pretty raunchy.
Parent of a 9 and 11 year old Written byDarienne Stewart March 9, 2016

Great fun, but often raunchy

My kids love it, and usually it's wonderful, goofy fun ... but it can be pretty crude for tweens. Strongly recommend using your DVR and previewing episodes... Continue reading

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What's the story?

Based on the popular segment from The Tonight Show, LIP SYNC BATTLE is a competition show featuring celebrities trying to outperform each other by putting together the best lip-syncing routines. Hosted by rapper/actor LL Cool J, the series features television and movie stars, show hosts, and even actual singers doing their best to fake their way through their favorite songs. Cohost Chrissy Teigen offers post-performance commentary. After two epic rounds of syncing, the audience decides who will take home the winner's belt. 

Is it any good?

The series offers lots of high-energy fun as popular celebs let loose and pretend to be the singers and performers they've secretly always wanted to be. Behind-the-scenes interviews and interactions between competitors during commercial breaks also highlight how much fun they're having. 

You can't help but chuckle (if not burst out laughing) when folks like Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and John Krasinski shake to tunes by Taylor Swift and bust out like Tina Turner. It's a delight to watch these stars enjoy themselves and, in turn, entertain the audience, by having some (relatively) good, clean fun.  

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what makes lip syncing, air bands, and other "fake" performances fun to watch. Why do you think celebrities agree to do it? Do you think they would act this zany in real life

  • Set up your own lip-sync battle with family and friends; this could be a good opportunity to share favorite music with your kids (and vice versa). 

TV details

For kids who love plain old fun

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